Although operative time is longer as compared with laparotomy, minimally invasive hysterectomy in obese patients is safe, with less blood loss and shorter hospital stays.
Preoperative measurement of intra-abdominal visceral fat, and the ratio of intra-abdominal visceral fat to subcutaneous fat, may help predict women at greater risk for difficulties during robotic surgery.
While the cervical stump may serve as a tissue barrier for a patient who has undergone a laparoscopic sacrocervicopexy for organ prolapse, mesh erosion and bacterial infection can still occur.
A review comparing laparoscopic hysterectomy versus abdominal hysterectomy for early-stage endometrial cancer has found that rates of overall survival and disease-free survival are similar for the surgical procedures.
This patient had severe adhesions of the bladder and uterus following an extensive abdominal myomectomy. The bladder injury was recognized at the time of hysterectomy. A two layer closure is demonstrated using laparoscopic intracorporeal knot tying techniques.
New findings offer women with large uterine fibroids a nonsurgical treatment choice that can replace hysterectomy.
A prospective case series analysis has shown that single incision laparoscopic surgery is a technique that is both feasible and safe for the surgical management of a variety of gynecological conditions.
Compared with conventional clamping and suturing, the use of electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing (EBVS) during vaginal hysterectomy was associated with shorter operating time and less postoperative pain, according to results of a new study.
Obesity does not impact perioperative outcomes in women undergoing robotic hysterectomy, according to a recent study.
Cystoscopy performed with a laparoscope is more time-efficient and cost-effective than cystoscopy with the traditional cystoscope, according to a randomized pilot study.